Scottish country dancers performed at the opening ceremony of the Orillia Scottish Festival in Couchiching Beach Park. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES

Pipe and drum bands delight crowd

Thousands of people lined Mississaga Street and Centennial Drive at noon Saturday for the Orillia Scottish Festival parade that included all the bands

Barrie Police Staff Sgt. David Jones poses with the newest member of the K-9 unit, a German Shepherd Malinois cross puppy. The department is holding a contest to help name their newest four-legged member. Visit CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

New dog on the beat

The newest member of Barrie Police Service is a short brunette, with nice brown eyes and a really long tail.

Tinath Ganendralingam was sentenced to jail for seven months for animal cruelty for killing three baby bunnies. Facebook photo

Man jailed for killing bunnies

A Toronto-area man grinned and got a "rush" as he slowly squeezed the life out two baby rabbits and drowned another one, a Barrie court was told.

he crowd at this year's New Music Fest in Barrie was full of energy and the artists performances went off without a hitch. ZACH MACPHERSON/BARRIE EXAMINER

New Music Fest rocks

The seventh annual New Music Fest Barrie featured more than 40 live regional and national acts of various genres performing at multiple live music ven

Rachelle May, Bella Schwetz and Melissa McKinnon show off their hardware after completing the Warrior Dash at Horseshoe Resort in Oro-Medonte this past weekend. ZACH MACPHERSON/PHOTO

Weekend warriors: SEE TWEETS

Most people enter the Warrior Dash five-kilometre endurance course with 13 obstacles to test their mental and physical strength.

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